Bachelor On Campus

Product Design

University of South Australia

36 months
30300 AUD/year
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This practical Product Design degree from University of South Australia will equip you with the skill set needed to design and create products that people use every day, such as electronic devices, domestic appliances and homewares, medical devices, sports equipment, user interfaces, furniture, mobility solutions and more.


Product designers need to consider human factors, usability, aesthetics, manufacturing technologies, materials and environmental sustainability in their designs, and this comprehensive, practical degree will have you doing just that. During the Product Design degree from University of South Australia you will develop fundamental practical skills through design studio classes, model making and prototyping.

You will learn in our state-of-the-art workshops that are fitted out with digital fabrication equipment such as laser cutters, CNC routers and 3D printers, and virtual reality systems. There are opportunities for you to practice skills learned in real-world workplaces when you complete professional placements as part of your study. There is also the opportunity for you to complete some of your studies overseas.

Your career

Job prospects in this field are looking good, with very strong growth in employment expected nationally1. You can increase your employment prospects when you continue your studies with a Master of Design, specialising in Industrial Design. Careers to consider:
  • product designer: develop new designs in a broad range of industries including consumer electronics, domestic products, medical products, transportation and app design
  • 3D computer modeller: develop designs into 3D models and technical drawings using specialised software in a broad range of industries
  • furniture designer: develop design concepts, experiment with different materials, liaise with clients and build sample models for either mass produced furniture prototypes or one-off exclusive pieces
  • technical illustrator and animation: design and create visual representations for use in marketing content, technical publications and manuals

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Design Foundation Studio

  • Physical Prototyping Techniques for Product Design

  • Drawing for Product Design

  • Product Design Studio 2 (Principles)

  • Computer Graphics and Imaging for Design

  • Low Volume Manufacturing for Product Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • There is no closing date for submitting your application


108 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • CRICOS CODE: 071953G
  • Meet any prerequisite requirements with a minimum grade of C- or equivalent
  • AND
  • Qualify for the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE), and achieved a competitive Selection Rank (ATAR), or
  • Complete secondary qualifications equivalent to SACE, or
  • Complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 24 points
  • Applicants who have not achieved the Selection Rank required for automatic selection may be selected for any remaining places based on the grades of their year 12 subjects.
  • OR
  • Higher education study
  • Complete or partly complete a recognised higher education program at a recognised higher education institution, or
  • Complete at least four Open Universities Australia (OUA) courses at undergraduate level or above

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30300 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30300 AUD per year during 36 months.
  • Domestic Students: Commonwealth Supported

Living costs for Adelaide

1328 - 2474 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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